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those bills. the potential problem is even if the work product of the committee gets completed, then there are political considerations that need to be not thatr whether or bill makes it to the floor of the senate. that may be particularly completed in the house. the committee is trying to create a product that is separate from the political association hope it actually makes it to the floor. >> i understand the house minority leader, nancy pelosi, has said the republicans in the house should not count on democrat support in getting a spending measure passed, especially if it includes something dealing with immigration? is an approach that
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would generally be funding for the rest of the fiscal year, but in a way not yet defined carveout funding for homeland to avoidor immigration funding effectively the implementation of the resident will executive action. doing that in an appropriation bill is difficult to do, because and there was a memo from the congressional research office just circulated to the office of jeff sessions, alabama -- it is difficult to do through the normal course, but causeare ways you could restrictions on funding or restrictions on the program itself. you just cannot do it through the normal run of the mill
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appropriations process, and i think that is what would need to be worked out if anyone on the house side wanted to take that approach. >> let's look at the appropriations chair, hal rogers, and what he is talking about, what he is tweeting about. congress must fight this executive order to then nail through legislative means that one act real change. is he saying there should not be an appropriations measure? >> right, the position of chairman rogers and like-minded representatives is that is a separate debate. certainly that it is difficult to do it through the regular process. the other thing is particularly there is also this reality that if the government were to
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11, some by december of this would be gone when it comes to president obama's immigration action because there are user fees when people apply for immigration status that would be funding this program. even that is a little bit complicated and it is a really difficult question to see how you would actually go about doing what some of the more persistent lawmakers would like to do. >> a couple of last things -- the so-called tax extenders package extending tax breaks. a report late in the week that there is a package developing in the house and senate leaders next week and the president reportedly will be go that. what do you know about that? >> the package that was circulating around early in the week ahead of the holiday was that deal that seem to be coming together between senate majority
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leader harry reid, a democrat, and house republicans and the --te house, that announced the white house announced they would be vetoing it. they have gone back to the drawn board. certainly that is an item that is a deal could be reached with probably very quickly make it to the floors of the house and senate. it should need to get done before the end of the year, but also because it is the kind of measure, if it lingers around for a long time, people tend to get more opposed to it as it goes. coupleare riding about a of potentially contentious ambassadorial nominations going to the senate floor. are they likely to spend much time on ambassador appointments at the end of the session? the think that is true, and
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other thing is a government spending bill and a defense authorization bill that most of the senate schedule is going to be devoted, getting as many nominees through to confirmation as possible before the process essentially resets with a new congress, which of course would republicans coming into power and becoming the majority and controlling gavels in the senate, that would be a tall order. and i think everyone knows that. i think the democrats are trying to get as many done as they can. ro can read more at and follow him on twitter. think you for the lookahead -- thank you for the look ahead. >> thank you. >> tonight, c-span looks at native american history, pictographs in montana, and a visit to a spanish mission in florida the aim to convert native americans to christianity. here's a preview.
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>> when you come out west, they encounter the arapahoe and the blackfoot, and they want to turn them into christian farmers. sitting bull is not about to scratch and claw at the ground with a ho to make a livinge. crazy horse is not going to surrender his pony and took it to a plow to make a living. they are hunters and warriors and that is their vision. folks, in the 1870's, there is an economic crisis will stop the stock market crashes. people are losing their jobs, their life savings, there is 20% unemployment. any of that ring a bell? it is tough times in america.
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rent is the president of the united states. he needs to wrap the economy. get the economy going on he will not be reelected. he needs an economic stimulus package. custer provided it. there is gold in them thar hills. the gold is so pervasive, you could take nuggets off the top of your shoes. deadwood. thousands of people go quick. every one of them is illegal alien because the black hills along to the sioux. shot in theckok, back playing card and the number
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10 saloon is an illegal alien. so is his friend calamity jane. land.oux called it sacred -- the hillslation are black with timber. general grant is going to try to buy the black hills. $7 million, that's a lot of money. sitting bull, crazy horse, lean white man, others -- no, not for sale. you don't sell the ground your ancestors walked on and now their bones live in the. not for sale. >> c-span's and american history tour on native americans -- eastern. 2:45 >> last week at the white house,
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president obama awarded this year's national medals of science and technology innovation. the achievements of this year's recipients include the commercialization and invention of flashes towards technology, innovation in bna replication, , and areplication vaccine that combats the hpv virus. awards tothe highest inventors in technology and science. ♪ [applause] >> thank you. thank you, everybody. please have a seat. well, hello, everybody.
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house. to the white if you have ever been in a situation where you are a little self-conscious maybe because you think everyone in the room is a little smarter than you -- [laughter] today, you are right. that is how i feel. my pleasure to welcome a truly extraordinary group of men and women, some of the world's greatest scientists and researchers and i have the givingdinary honor of them our nation's highest honor in technology and science. joining us in celebrating these invaders, i want to welcome the members of congress who are here with us. we also have the interior secretary sally jewell, my
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science advisor, the national science foundation director fran , deputy director of the u.s. patent and trademark office overseework helps to the granting of these awards, and the foundation chair. now. as many of you know, every year i host the white house science fair. these was in girls are as young as six years old. sometimes the projects are a little messy. firedwas a canada marshmallow. [laughter] which is still there. i hosted the first white house maker fair. tall, 2000nt 17 foot
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pound robotic talking giraffe. we had a little chat and that was unique. [laughter] all of thed girls in makers and thinkers across the country who i welcome here are an inspiration. this is one of the best things i have the pleasure of doing as president. they have a lifetime of pushing boundaries and discovering things that had not been discovered before. in ways thatg transform our world. and ultimately that is what america is about. this sense that we push against limits and we are not afraid to ask questions.
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when the spirit, that sense of possibility is truly unleashed, then you get the remarkable men and women you see here today. there is a common thread throughout their stories. through a teacher or parent, they with their appetite for science. some are here from distant shores because the american community and powers young researchers. ame of today's honorees at very young age conducted on experiments, ran the role labs, published their own findings. it'sountry's diversity, infrastructure, and our willingness to take risks on new ideas made america a good place to start a business, to have new
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ventures and the result of the work of the people we honor today, they have been transformed. because of these men and women we can use a thumb drive to store information on a postage stamp sized gadget. i have a little gift here -- apparently this was for my library. all ofold i could store my documents on this thing. so, i am keeping it in my pocket. we can manufacture better blood those usedents, like in the aftermath of the accident.nuclear using breakthrough algorithms we can model our planet's future climate. treat cancer, strokes, macular degeneration.
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in short, because of these innovators, our lives are held stronger,conomy is our future is brighter. today's honorees are also a achieved theiry most meaningful gains when they're optimistic in the face of skepticism and out -- and doubts. they were equipped with scientific reason to believe in their own theories and they were not afraid to fail once in a while. eventuallyd that they could crack open some mystery that had not been solved and the world we catch up. so one month after neil armstrong landed on the moon, elliott came to the united states from israel to study. this eventually led him to the development ofe
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glass storage technology. today, his technology is in the -- is in millions of mobile devices. our lives would be different -- malia livesand sasha's ma --lia and sasha's lives would not be the same. [laughter] we could not have done it anywhere else in the world. mar stumbled into computer y stumbled into computer science in high school. a man told me to go read it, so thinking it was an invitation, i did read it and i came back.
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she applied to carnegie mellon the same year they formed a graduate degree in computer science and she has pioneered the ways of students in computer science and created a curriculum used all across the nation. douglas and josh have collaborated together for nearly havears and together, they created a vaccine for the cancer-causing hpv virus. when they went to drug companies, they said that while their data looked good, it just was not going to work. with the help of nih funding, they created one of the most treatmentspotential in decades, potentially saving the lives of millions of young girls. this reflects the larger american experience, our story
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of constant transformation, pushing against limits. these folks represent science at ,ts finest, restless inquiry the urge to tinker and pull things apart and put them back together again, while making our dreams come true. as thomas, one of our honorees said today, scientists are intrinsically hopeful and believe in grand answers, and if we work hard enough, we can find in our lifetime. that is a good phrase. intrinsically hopeful. i am intrinsically hopeful. [laughter] i am. [applause] that is who we are as a people, as americans, as a nation.
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we make stories like the ones in this room not only possible, but sometimes likely. that can happen when half of our do nots highschooler's offer -- and more than half of our nation's high schools do not offer physics. that is why we need teachers with math and science backgrounds. who chemistryents can open a whole new world. that is why lost my initiative to get more kids in stem classes and train 100,000 new stem teachers over the next decade will stop not just to teach, but to teach math and i is. and we have partnered with over 200 organizations like the carnegie foundation in new york to pursue that goal.
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today we've announced that many partners will invest in additional $28 million for increasing the number of them teachers in the classroom, and that is worthy of applause. [applause] four years ago, we called on business leaders from america's leading companies to join us. since then this coalition has raised tens of millions of get stemo help education programs broadened out across the country. over the next two years, this coalition will help these onerams to an additional million students across america with this extraordinary work. of preserving america is making sure that we have the best minds around the world. countryas came to this
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from india at the age of 22 on a research assistant should -- assistantship. he has been toward more than 100 scholars along the way. from he came as a student israel, he partnered with two >>, one from india, another from china. change in the way that mathematicians used computers. he said -- i came here as a foreigner to receive the opportunity to study a great schools and work at great universities, and i have been treated as though i belong. you do belong. this is america.
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>> robert axelrod, university of michigan, for interdisciplinary theory andexity international security and for the explanation of how social toence models can be used phenomena.logical
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berenbaum. national medal of science to may berenbaum, university of .llinois, for pioneering studies on theical coevolution and genetic basis of insect plant forractions and enthusiastic commitment to public engagement that inspires others about the wonders of science. alexandre chorin. national medal of science. alexandre chorin. californiaof berkeley, for the development of
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forlutionary methods realistic fluid flow simulation, ubiquitous in the modeling and design of aircraft engines in the analysis of natural flows. thomas kailath. national medal of science to kailath, stanford university, for transformative fields ofons to the information and system science, for mentoring of young scholars and for translation of ideas into entrepreneurial ventures that have had a significant impact on industry.
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judith klinman. national medal of science to ofith klinman, university california berkeley, for her fundamentalof fun principles and her leadership in the community of science. [applause] jerrold meinwald. science todal of jerrold meinwald, cornell
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university, for applying andical principles techniques to studies of plant and insect defense and hisunication, and for seminal role in establishing chemical ecology as a core important to andcultural, forestry environmental science. burton richter. toional medal of science burton richter, slac, national laboratory and stanford university, for pioneering contributions to the electronic of accelerators, including circular
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linear colliders and for in elementary particle physics and contributions. [applause] sean solomon. national medal of science to solomon, columbia university, for creative approaches and outstanding contributions to understanding the internal structure and evolution of the earth, the moon tre planets. [applause]
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family members will accept on father, davidr blackwell. national medal of science to david blackwell, university of forfornia berkeley, fundamental contributions to probability theory, mathematical theory,cs, information mathematical logic and blackwell had a lastingave impact on drug testing, computer andunications manufacturing. [applause]
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charles bachman. national medal of technology and innovation to charles bachman, fundamental inventions in database management, transaction softwareg and engineering. [applause]
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edith flanigen. [laughter] national medal of technology and flanigen, to edith uop-llc, a honeywell company, field ofations in the molecular seedpoll le materials. [applause] fogerty. of technology and innovation to thomas j. fogerty.
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fogerty institute for innovation. for innovations in minimally invasive medical devices. [applause] eli harari. [laughter] national medal of technology and harari,on to eli sandisk corporation, for invention and commercialization technology toge enable ubiquitous data in consumer electronics, mobile computing and enterprise storage. [applause] arthur levinson.
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national medal of technology and innovation to arthur levinson, pioneering contributions to medicine, leading to the discovery and of novelnt therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. cherry a. murray. national medal of technology and murray,on to cherry a. harvard university school of engineering and applied sciences, for contributions to devices,cement of telecommunications and the use
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of light for studying matter and for leadership in the of the science, technology, engineering and math workforce in the united states. [applause] mary shaw. national medal of technology and innovation to mary shaw, carnegie mellon university, for pioneering leadership in the development of innovative curricula in computer science. schiller.and john
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of technology and innovation to doug lowy and john national cancer institute, national institutes of health, for developing the virus-like particles that led to the generation of effective vaccines that specifically targeted hpv and related cancer. [applause] >> let's give a big round of to all our awardees! [applause]
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we couldn't be prouder of all of you, and i hope, for those watching or those who read stories or reports about this reminded, once again, of the role of science and invention and our sometimes, you know, we spend a of time lifting up sports and nobody is a bigger sports fan than i am. the virtues of our
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stars andd our movie i like entertainment too. ourselvese to remind that so much of what has set us apart economically, culturally is our commitment to science. have to continue to broaden opportunities for young especially girls and minority students, to enter into the field. have to remind them of able toting it is to be unlock itsorld, secrets, make new stuff. that's who we are. hopefully in addition to highlight the extraordinary work of some extraordinary individuals that out there and go remind ourselves once again
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why science and discovery and invention is so important. all right? ahope all of you have wonderful reception. i hear the food here is pretty good. [laughter] [applause] >> on the next "washington kevin coolman from the national federation of independent business outlines his organization would like to see from the repub


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